In Memory

Richard Coughlin

Richard Coughlin

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06/07/13 01:18 PM #1    

Les McKechnie


COUGHLIN, Richard T. 61, of Holliston, died October 8, 2008. He was the husband of Janet (Green) Coughlin. They had been married for 32 years. Born in Needham he was the son of Irene (Thomas) Cronin of Danvers, formerly of Cape Cod, and the late Albert J. Coughlin. Mr. Coughlin was a Viet Nam veteran and had served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of Saint Mary's Church of Holliston. He had been an underwriter for Lexington Insurance of Boston. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Richard and Cara Coughlin of Holliston; 2 sisters, Karen Peterson and her husband David of Holliston, Dianne Capachietti and her husband Al of Danvers; a brother, Steven Coughlin and his wife Joanne of Yarmouthport; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 10 from 4 - 8 pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home 854 Washington St. (Rt.16) HOLLISTON, A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church, Holliston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in his memory may be sent to MetroWest Hospice, 85 Lincoln St, Framingham MA 01702

09/06/13 03:09 PM #2    

Jeffrey Birkett

When I was working at Manter's Pharmacy in the Heights - I guess around 1964 - we hired a new kid and Dick Coughlin became part of our crew.  It took me about 2 shifts to realize that this was one terrific person, and Dick became a fast friend for life.  It was such fun to open the store early in the morning with Dick, or go in at 6 on Sunday mornings to put the Sunday papers together.
In our group of friends - Al Clifford, Dave Buckley, Steve Fabrucci, Bill Owens, Shel Cooper, Roli Butler, Doug Moses -  Dick had the best sense of humor and kept us constantly amused.
After Babson he did a stint in the Army and served honorably in Viet Nam.  I clearly remember the champagne party that his folks had for him upon his return from the war.  I believe I was hung over for a week.
When it was time for us to move out of the parents home and become apartment dwellers, Dick, Shel and I took an apartment in Newton and learned to be adults,  Dick brought humor, character and friendship to the apartment and he was a great pleasure to live with.
I was Dick's friend for almost 45 years, and never was he anything less than a true friend and a great guy.

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